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It's a Small World After All

Danielle Posa | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

We never know exactly how many people are listening to what we say, watching what we do, or reading what we post... but we'd be crazy to think that it's anything less than a whole lot.

How Facebook Helped Me Identify An Abducted Child

Carol Gause | Posted 03.18.2015 | Good News
Carol Gause

The little girl appeared to be a happy, curious child. The next morning, when the man came in and paid for another night, I didn't think anything about it. But at that moment, looking at the alert, there was no doubt in my mind it was the same man and child that were just across the parking lot from where I was sitting.

How I Turned A Traumatic Accident Into An Opportunity To Help

Madison Zavala | Posted 02.18.2015 | Good News
Madison Zavala

I was at school that day, so I wasn't part of the accident, and part of me has always felt some guilt about that. Thankfully, my family survived, but it was a traumatic time for all of us. After hearing about Kershaw's Challenge, I thought about how I could turn the accident into something positive and help other people in the process.

A Little Boy With Big Impact

Tammi Carr | Posted 01.12.2015 | Good News
Tammi Carr

So early that morning, I went on Facebook and asked my friends to pray for a miracle and to share Chad's story. That simple action has had a greater impact than I ever could have imagined.

Post-Mastectomy Women Without Breasts, You Are Not Alone

Sara Bartosiewicz-Hamilton | Posted 12.02.2014 | Good News
Sara Bartosiewicz-Hamilton

When I look back, I remember vividly the isolation I felt before my prophylactic mastectomy and again, feeling in the extreme minority as I was considering my extraction. I don't want other women to feel alone just because society only shows us one view of the world.

My Friends Saved My Life

Fabrice Benichou | Posted 11.10.2014 | Good News
Fabrice Benichou

In the state I was in, I don't even know if it was day or night, but I was told later that the police came to find me after being alerted by a close friend who had seen the Facebook post on my timeline. When they arrived, I had a bottle of Jack Daniels in one hand and a knife in the other.

Fighting Stereotypes And Instilling Local Pride Through A Unified Voice

Kathleen de Leon | Posted 11.04.2014 | Good News
Kathleen de Leon

It was time to show ourselves and the outside world the real Logan City and encourage people to stand up and be proud to tell people that we are from Logan-- and not hiding by telling people that we are from "the south side of Brisbane."

We Bought A Crumbling, 18th Century French Chateau And A Global Community Rallied To Support Us

Karina Waters | Posted 08.13.2014 | HuffPost Home
Karina Waters

This has gone from an exciting project to something beyond our wildest dreams. I love that the joy of this project can be felt by so many friends worldwide. It's like the chateau is reawakening and its energy and positivity is boundless.

Fathers, We Can Be Here For Each Other

Matt Prestbury | Posted 10.05.2014 | Good News
Matt Prestbury

No one can say that they don't have a blueprint. They can't say that there are no instructions for this. We work every day to provide the blueprint, to provide the instructions. And although none of us know all the answers, collectively we provide enough to help anyone become and remain successful as a parent.

I Never Forgot My First Friend. Facebook Brought Us Back Together Years Later

Elizabeth Mahon | Posted 09.22.2014 | Good News
Elizabeth Mahon

So I went on Facebook to search for her. I wanted to see if she remembered me and if perhaps there was a chance of reconnecting, if only to say hello and briefly catch up. When I found her, I sent a message describing who I was and asking if she remembered me. She did.

I Joined Facebook To Find My Daughter And Discovered A Whole Family I Never Knew

Brad McKinster | Posted 09.15.2014 | Good News
Brad McKinster

I'm sure they were expecting some guy strung out on drugs. What they found was the power of freedom from active addiction, in all its glorious forms, manifested in me. I looked healthy. I had a job. I had a life. They didn't expect this from me, since before then I had never stayed clean for more than a year.

How A Group Of Parents Fought And Won The Battle For Better Schools

Sibyl Reagan | Posted 09.01.2014 | Education
Sibyl Reagan

Kids might not have minded having nine extra days of summer vacation, but many parents like myself were frustrated. Many were confused and wanted to understand what was behind this stalemate that was keeping our schools closed.

A Simple Facebook Trick Makes Our Charity Unique

Saajan Abrol | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Saajan Abrol

Our idea was to take clothes that are not needed anymore and give them to the not so fortunate ones, and to do so by building a unique network all over India. Our basic insight was that we saw a poor delivery mechanism for donations, which lacked efficiency and credibility.

I Started The First Gay Pride Celebration In My Town After My Facebook Event Went Viral

Carden Crow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Carden Crow

I thought we could bring out a rainbow flag and have a picnic in our backyard. I created an open Facebook event so friends could invite friends, but I only expected about 15 people tops. I had no idea I was about to create the first gay pride event in my hometown of Tahlequah, Okla.

My Dad And I Lived A Mile Away Without Knowing Until I Found Him On Facebook 26 Years Later

Jessica Porter | Posted 08.13.2014 | Good News
Jessica Porter

That's when I approached my grandparents about my birth father. My grandma simply stated that she did not know who he was since my mother never told her. As time moved on, I realized my grandparents were the only family I needed, and the questions I had had about my dad faded away.

How My Mobile Bookshop Overcame A Bump In The Road With Facebook

Filippo Nicosia | Posted 08.11.2014 | Good News
Filippo Nicosia

So, I got an old Fiat seven-seater, half broken down, uncomfortable, with a grumbling engine. I removed all the seats and I assembled a bookstore inside: I named it "Leggiu," which in the Sicilian dialect means "slow." Then I called some independent publishers and got over 30 of them to provide books. And that's how Pianissimo - libri sulla strada, or "Books on the Road," was born: a mobile bookshop that travels around southern Italy with hundreds of books for adults and children.

Teaming Up On Facebook To Fight Childhood Cancer

DeAndra Chapman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Good News
DeAndra Chapman

I watched my daughter lose her hair and her appetite. She was tired and nauseated, experiencing vomiting and weight loss. We lived through what the St. Jude's commercials don't show. Starla was in the hospital for six months with only three short visits home. She went through five rounds of intense chemotherapy, with each round carrying its own set of side effects.

Asthma Brought Us Together As Kids. Facebook Reunited Us As Adults

Scotty Reiss | Posted 07.29.2014 | Good News
Scotty Reiss

I stayed at CARIH for almost two years. When I was released and sent home, my friends and I exchanged addresses and promised to write, and we did for a while. But people grew up, moved, married and changed their names, and could be impossible to find. Over the years, I wondered what happened to my old friends.

The Healing Power of Friends

Alison Chavez | Posted 07.20.2014 | Good News
Alison Chavez

It never occurred to me to keep my diagnosis a secret, and I'm so glad that I didn't. Cancer became such a huge part of my life; I would have had to hide from the world if I didn't want anyone to know, and that's no way to live.

Finding The Right Fit For My Specialty Clothing Line With Facebook

Wendy Gavinski | Posted 07.15.2014 | Small Business
Wendy Gavinski

A few years ago, I decided if someone else wasn't going to do something about this void in the market, I would. That is how Divas SnowGear was born. I wanted to make women feel like they have a place in this sport by giving them their very own brand to be proud of.

How I'm Turning My Nano-Brewery Into A Mega-Success Using Facebook

Mark Osborne | Posted 07.13.2014 | Small Business
Mark Osborne

Because we're different, we have to sell differently. We need to develop hardcore, raving fans who will return to try all our new stuff, who will join our membership club and tell other people about us. That direct connection we make with people in our tasting room and on Facebook is key.

From Busy Moms To Business Partners: How We Started A Fashion Company On Facebook

Victoria Wise | Posted 07.11.2014 | Small Business
Victoria Wise

Our initial success was exciting, even though it meant a ton of work for us. Meredith and I, along with our husbands, worked through the night on auction days manually tracking orders and processing invoices. Our side project was becoming a 100-hour-a-week job as we were every facet of the company from photographer/model, shipping/receiving, AP/AR, buyers/stylists, customer service and the list goes on. It was imperative that we begin hiring our first staff, many of whom are still with us today.

We Used Facebook To Organize A Run Across America To Support Boston

Kate Treleaven | Posted 06.17.2014 | Good News
Kate Treleaven

We wanted to make a donation but that didn't seem enough. So we decided to create an event that would help bring the running community together and raise a lot more money between us. The idea we had was for a non-stop running relay across America, all the way from the West Coast to the East Coast.

Bringing Drought Aid To People In India Through Facebook

Jaydeep Pathare | Posted 06.10.2014 | Good News
Jaydeep Pathare

There were reports of deaths and it was very difficult for a large number of people to find drinking water in drought-affected areas. Cattle deaths were reported. There was a rise in farmer suicides. I felt that humanity should not suffer such crisis and started thinking on how we could help.

From Flea Market Stalls To Retail And Online: How We Turned Our Hobby Into A Thriving Business

Nivedha Charles | Posted 06.09.2014 | Small Business
Nivedha Charles

We decided to keep going to flea markets to sell our work, and more and more people started asking us how they could get in touch with us or where we would be selling next. We created a Facebook Page as a way to update people on our new items and where we would be setting up stalls to sell them.